Drones survey for geothermal energy in British Columbia

February 6, 2019  - By
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Global UAV Technologies Ltd. has completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. The survey used UAV-mounted geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over an area in northern British Columbia, Canada.

Global UAV subsidiary Pioneer Aerial Surveys collaborated with Hummingbird Drones to collect and analyze high-resolution magnetometer and thermal data over the 2,200-hectare survey area.

The survey was conducted using both day and night flight operations to maximize efficiency and data quality. The survey produced high-resolution deliverables on the geological and geothermal features of the survey area.

The work was conducted at the Terrace, British Columbia, geothermal project, near the location of one of the world’s largest hot springs. Borealis is refining its reservoir model in advance of drilling in 2019.